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Capital Weather Gang: December 7, 2008 - December 13, 2008

Snow Shutout: New Orleans 1, D.C. 0

* D.C. area full forecast * Snow lover's in DC were surely disappointed to see nary a flake (but rather record rains) from the recent storm that produced accumulating snow all the way down to the Gulf Coast in places like Houston and New Orleans. Here are some interesting facts...

By Jason Samenow  | December 13, 2008; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Forecast: Arctic Air's Last Gasp, For Now

* 2009 Washington Area Weather Calendar | Later: Snow Shutout * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Sunny and cold, 37-40 | Tonight: Partly cloudy, mid- to upper 20s | Tomorrow: Sunny and warmer, 49-52 | A Look Ahead FORECAST IN DETAIL By Brian Jackson Cold air persists today behind the cold front...

By Brian Jackson  | December 13, 2008; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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PM Update: Clouds Fade But Cold Remains

Bright moon tonight; Sunny Saturday in store * 2009 Washington Area Weather Calendar * Webcam: Latest view of D.C. from the Netherlands Carillon at Arlington National Cemetery. Courtesy National Park Service. Refresh page to update. See this image bigger on our Weather Wall. Mostly cloudy skies, and cold winds occasionally...

By Ian Livingston  | December 12, 2008; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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2009 Washington Area Weather Calendar

* How Low Does the Temperature Go? Full Forecast * Front cover of the 2009 Washington Area Weather Calendar. For the third year in a row, I've published a calendar featuring my Washington area weather photography. This year, I've included information on historic D.C. area weather events, such as the...

By Kevin Ambrose  | December 12, 2008; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Forecast: Wind & Cold Return Before Warm-up

* Later: CWG Photographer Kevin Ambrose's 2009 Weather Calendar * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Morning rain/snow showers. No accumulation. Windy. Near 40 | Tonight: Mostly clear & breezy. Upper 20s | Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. Around 40 | Sunday: Mostly sunny. Mid-to-upper 40s | A Look Ahead FORECAST IN DETAIL After the...

By Camden Walker  | December 12, 2008; 8:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Sleet and Snow May Follow Soaking Rain

Sloppy a.m. commute may affect some schools * Radar, Temps & More: Weather Wall | PM Update * Winter Weather Advisory early Friday for Montgomery, Loudoun, Frederick & Howard counties Rain continues to fall steadily this evening with temperatures mainly in the upper 30s to around 40 except in the...

By Jason Samenow  | December 11, 2008; 9:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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PM Update: Drenching Drive Home. Any Snow?

Storm departs Friday but leaves cold behind * Traffic | Radar, Temps & More: Weather Wall | This Evening: SchoolCast * Winter Weather Advisory early Friday for Montgomery, Loudoun, Frederick & Howard counties As predicted here, today has been a cold, raw washout. Rain that began around sunrise continues, and...

By Ian Livingston  | December 11, 2008; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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Update: Heavy Rain on the Way; Morning Dusting?

* Full Forecast | Traffic | Radar, Temps & More: Weather Wall * A Flood Watch remains in effect through tonight as we reach the midway point of a raw and so far showery day in D.C. and vicinity, with the heaviest rain on its way for mid-afternoon through late...

By Dan Stillman  | December 11, 2008; 12:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Forecast: Much Colder With Buckets of Rain

Rain may end as snow Friday morning * Flood Watch in effect through tonight; 2-4 inches of rain possible * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Rainy & much colder. Near 40. | Tonight: Rainy. Mid-to-upper 30s | Tomorrow: A.M. snow/rain. Near 40. | A Look Ahead FORECAST IN DETAIL Get out your...

By Josh Larson  | December 11, 2008; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
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Snow in Houston and Galveston, Texas

Here we sit near 60 degrees in the D.C. metro region and it's snowing all the way down to the Gulf coast in southeast Texas. Galveston and Houston, Tx. reported snow in the last hour with temperatures of 34 and 33, respectively. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for...

By Jason Samenow  | December 10, 2008; 10:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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PM Update: Bye Bye Warmth, Hello Storm #2

Cold rain arrives Thursday, ending as snow? * The Science and Wonder of Snowflakes | Radar & More: Weather Wall * Spotty showers today have been accompanied by near-record warmth in the low-to-mid 60s. Additional showers are possible this evening ahead of an approaching cold front, but rainfall amounts should...

By Ian Livingston  | December 10, 2008; 5:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
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The Science and Wonder of Snowflakes

Wx and the City * Mild Showers, Then Cold Rain: Full Forecast | Weather Wall * Courtesy UCAR With the D.C. area's first dusting of snow this past weekend and the slight possibility of more flakes this week, I got to thinking: What's so great about the white stuff? Is...

By Ann Posegate  | December 10, 2008; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Forecast: Mild Showers, Then Cold Rain

Some icing possible well north and west late Thursday * Why Is Local Snow Declining? | Later: The Science of Snowflakes * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Showers. Cloudy. Low-to-mid 60s | Tonight: Showers continue. 35-43 | Tomorrow: Rain. Touch of sleet N&W? Mid 30s to near 40 | A Look Ahead...

By Dan Stillman  | December 10, 2008; 10:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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PM Update: Warm & Wet Wednesday. Then What?

Mild temperatures, chance of showers overnight * What's Causing Snow to Decline Locally? * Despite overcast skies, temperatures today climbed higher than recently -- and back above average values -- as afternoon highs reached near and just over 50. A fresh south wind gusting over 20 mph at times is...

By Ian Livingston  | December 9, 2008; 7:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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What's Causing Snow to Decline Locally?

The answer may lie in Atlantic weather pattern * Rain & Warmth Tomorrow: Full Forecast | Snow Lover's Crystal Ball * The long-term trend in snowfall locally is decidedly downward, as I demonstrated in our Winter Outlook. I speculated the cause might be some combination of: *the urban heat island...

By Jason Samenow  | December 9, 2008; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Coastal Storm Threat Is End-of-Week Wildcard

Main threat delayed to late Thursday and Friday * Full Forecast | Later: What's Causing Snow to Decline? * Next Chance of Accumulating Snow: Thursday-Friday Probability of Accumulating Snow: 30% Most Likely Potential Impact: We still have an interesting situation on our hands. After seeing exceptional warmth tomorrow (60s!), the...

By Matt Rogers  | December 9, 2008; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Snow Lover's Crystal Ball  
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Forecast: Bring Back the 60s

Big warm-up will be brief; wintry threat late week * Snow Lover's Crystal Ball | Where Will Obama Lead NOAA? | Later: Why is Snow Declining Locally? * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: All clouds. 48-52 | Tonight: A few showers, mainly late. 46-50 | Tomorrow: Showers and warmth likely. 61-65 |...

By Matt Rogers  | December 9, 2008; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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PM Update: Mostly Cloudy, Not as Cold Tonight

Mini warm-up begins Tuesday; late-week wintry threat? * Where Will Obama Lead NOAA? * Webcam: Latest view of D.C. from the Netherlands Carillon at Arlington National Cemetery. Courtesy National Park Service. Refresh page to update. See this image bigger on our Weather Wall. Today is the third straight day the...

By Ian Livingston  | December 8, 2008; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
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Where Will Obama Lead NOAA?

Weather and oceans agency awaits new head * Late-Week Storm? Full Forecast * Given the incoming Obama administration's emphasis on tackling global climate change and restoring scientific integrity in policymaking, federal science agencies that had taken a back seat under President Bush, such as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration...

By Andrew Freedman  | December 8, 2008; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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Midweek Storms May Be Wild and Crazy

* Warming Up: Full Forecast | Later: Where Will Obama Lead NOAA? * Next Chance of Accumulating Snow: Thursday Probability of Accumulating Snow: 30% Most Likely Potential Impact: Sixty degrees with thundershowers Wednesday afternoon, and 30s with snow Thursday? Not out of the question! A rather wild weather scenario may...

By Jason Samenow  | December 8, 2008; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
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Forecast: Bitter Start and End to Work Week

Midweek: Big temperature swings with rain, maybe snow * Snow Lover's Crystal Ball | Later: Where Will Obama Lead NOAA? * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Cold. 35-39 | Tonight: Increasing clouds. 25-30 | Tomorrow: Slight chance of p.m. shower, milder. Near 50 | A Look Ahead FORECAST IN DETAIL Today and...

By Jason Samenow  | December 8, 2008; 7:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Wind Advisory Until 8 p.m.

Full Forecast | SkinsCast From the National Weather Service: NORTHWEST WIND GUSTS WILL INCREASE TO 45 TO 50 MPH THROUGH EARLY THIS AFTERNOON...AND CONTINUE THROUGH SUNSET. THE GUSTY WINDS WILL SUBSIDE BELOW ADVISORY CRITERIA LATER THIS EVENING. A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WIND GUSTS OVER 45 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS...

By Jason Samenow  | December 7, 2008; 10:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Forecast: A Cold Wind Blows In

* Skins-Ravens Forecast: Bone Chilling Cold * EXPRESS FORECAST Today: A bitter cold wind. 34-37 | Tonight: Clear & less windy. Upper teens to low 20s | Tomorrow: Continued dry and cool. 39-42 | A Look Ahead FORECAST IN DETAIL By Brian Jackson So, did everyone enjoy the first semi-accumulations...

By Brian Jackson  | December 7, 2008; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
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SkinsCast: Bone-Chilling Cold

Redskins vs. RavensSunday, 8:15 p.m., M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore Kickoff2-Min WarningWeatherChance of Precip.30F27FBreezy5%It would've been rather cold regardless. But the move to prime time (this game was originally scheduled for a 1 p.m. start) means temperatures falling into the 20s. A 10-15 mph breeze will produce wind chills in...

By Dan Stillman  | December 7, 2008; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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